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In this issue
we will be
looking at some of the devices that have help make flight simulation
more realistic. These devices help deal with the complexities of today's
flight simulators and or often "Gadgets" you may not know even existed.
newsletter will give you insight into the different types of flight
simulation, technical articles, tips and reviews.
We will also look at the products, accessories,
hardware, software and just about anything that makes the world of
flight simulation more realistic and enjoyable.
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Flight simulation has
evolved over the years from just a wire mesh representation of
aircraft and scenery to some of the most fantastic and life like
aircraft and scenery we see today. We barely need the keyboard
to control aircraft if at all. There are a variety of joysticks,
yokes, rudder pedals and other gadgets that add to the realism
of operating the complicated and realistic flight
simulation of today. In this issue we will focus on some of the
"Gadgets" that help immerse us into our favorite simulation
These may not be as well
known as the primary flight control devices mentioned earlier
but certainly make the simmers life more enjoyable and brings
the complexity level of some of the flight simulators down to
something that can be managed just about by everyone. This is a
great feat considering some simulations can easily have over one
hundred keystroke and keystroke combinations to operate the
aircraft realistically. Trying to remember just a fraction of
these while operating in the flight environment can be daunting
and take the fun out of many sims.
So let's look at a few of
these revolutionary devices that have that have to the realism
of today's simulation revolution. These items can be broken down
into a couple of categories, those that help with viewing and
those that help manipulate controls excluding joysticks, rudder
pedals, and yokes discussed in earlier newsletters.
One of the major devices that has really
changed the way we view in flight simulators are head tracking
devices. You no longer have to push keys on the keyboard or use
a HAT switch on your joystick to change views. Thanks to these
devices you can have a natural view just by moving your head in
a normal real world manner and the view in the simulation
changes accordingly. A couple of these devices are the Track IR4
http://www.naturalpoint.com/trackir/ and the Hat Track by
A free DIY version is also available
http://www.free-track.net/english/ just click on the
images or links for more info. There is also more info in our
The Triplehead2go is a fantastic
device which allows you to extend the flight simulation view
across three monitors, LCD screens or projectors. the newer
version allows you to use widescreen on each device as well. The
device is manufactured by Matrox for more info click on the
image. For infomation on it's great surround gaming capabilities
click on this link
Saitek Switch Panel
The Saitek Switch Panel gives you a selection of realistic
switches to mimic cockpit controls for flight simulation. the ad
states it has switches for use in controlling various aspects of
a flight simulation, engine on/off , Landing Gear, A large
selection of cockpit controls. LEDs for Landing Gear match the
status in the game - if a landing gear strut fails, this is
indicated on the panel All switch labeling is backlit to
ensure easy reading of controls during late-night simulation
sessions. For more info click on image or go to
CH Products has a unique programmable keyboard system.
The ad states it's a revolutionary, fully programmable keyboard
designed specifically for gamers! Expanding on the role of the
traditional keyboard, the MFP allows the gamer to program
individual keys to emulate any combination of keyboard strokes,
mouse axis and more. Each wireless, programmable key is
re-usable, inexhaustible and can be removed and re-positioned
anywhere on the MFP tray enabling a completely new customizable
layout for each of your gaming needs. To learn more about it
click on the image or go to
eDimesional 3D Wireless Glasses
3D has been around for a while. This is a
chance to experience your games in 3D. If you're looking
to delve into 3D give theses a try. The ad reads:
Intuitive depth perception for more accurate height and distance
calculation, plus amazing visuals!
realistic gaming graphics ever!
Experience the latest in virtual reality technology with 3D
images that float inside and outside of your monitor! Become
immersed in unbelievably real 3D
gaming and graphic environments as our patented
stereoscopic 3D glasses instantly create a truly 3-dimensional
viewing experience with all of your
favorite gaming titles.
You have to see to believe--thrills guaranteed!
3-D glasses instantly convert virtually all of your existing PC
video game titles into true 3D. That means a real sense of depth
and distance as you're taking aim at the enemy battalion
approaching, trying to find the apex of the next turn, or coming
in for a carrier landing in your F-14. It's why so many
customers report improved game play performance when using our
glasses in addition to stunning scenery and visuals.
For more information click on the
image or go to http://www.edimensional.com/product_info.php?cPath=21&products_id=28
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